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School of Law

Michele E. Gilman


Professor of LawMichele E. Gilman
Director, Civil Advocacy Clinic
Co-Director, Center on Applied Feminism

mgilman@ubalt.edu
410.837.5656, Angelos Law Center, Rm 424

Administrative Assistant: Rosalind Williams
410.837.5705, Angelos Law Center, Rm 412

Education

J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan
B.A., cum laude, Duke University

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Administrative Law
Civil Advocacy
Evidence
Law and Poverty

Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Gilman was a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, an associate at Arnold and Porter in Washington, D.C., a law clerk to United States District Court Judge Frank A. Kaufman of the District of Maryland and an editor of the Michigan Law Review. Professor Gilman's scholarship focuses on issues relating to welfare and social justice, and her articles have been published in the California Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, among others. She was a visiting associate professor at the William and Mary School of Law during the 2005-2006 academic year, and a professor in the University of Aberdeen summer program in Summer 2009. In 2009, she received the Outstanding Teaching by a Full-Time Faculty Member Award.

Professor Gilman directs the Civil Advocacy Clinic, in which student attorneys represent individuals and community groups in a wide array of civil litigation and law reform projects.  She is involved in numerous groups working on behalf of low-income Marylanders. She is the President of the Board of the Public Justice Center, a member of the Committee on Litigation and Legal Priorities of the ACLU of Maryland, and served on the Maryland Bar's Section Council on Delivery of Legal Services from 2003-2008. She received the 2010 University System of Maryland Board of Regents' Award for Public Service. Professor Gilman is the co-chair of the Scholarship Committee of the AALS Clinical Legal Education Section and is an editor of the Clinical Law Review. She is also a co-director of the Center on Applied Feminism, which works to apply the insights of feminist legal theory to legal practice and policy.  She is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars.

Selected Publications

Books

Becoming a Trial Lawyer, with Steven Grossman and Fredric Lederer (Carolina Academic Press 2008).

Articles and Essays

A Court for the One Percent:  How the Supreme Court Contributes to Economic Inequality , Utah L. Rev. (Vol. 2 forthcoming 2014).

Feminism, Democracy, and the "War on Women," 32 J. of Law & Inequality 1 (2014).

The Return of the Welfare Queen , 22 J. of Gender, Social Policy, & the Law 247 (2014) (symposium).

The Poverty Defense, 47 Univ. of Richmond L. Rev. 495 (2013).

The Class Differential in Privacy Law, 77 Brooklyn L. Rev. 1389 (2012).

Presidents, Preemption, and the States26 Constitutional Commentary 339 (2010).

The President as Scientist-in-Chief 45, Willamette L. Rev. 565 (2009) (symposium).

Welfare, Privacy, and Feminism39 U. Balt. Law Forum 1 (2009) (symposium).

Litigating Presidential Signing Statements, 16 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 131 (2007) (symposium).

Fighting Poverty With Faith: Reflections on Ten Years of Charitable Choice, 10 J. Gender, Race & Justice 395 (2007) (symposium).

If At First You Don't Succeed, Sign an Executive Order: President Bush and the Expansion of Charitable Choice, 15 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts J. 1103 (2007).

Poverty and Communitarianism: Toward a Community Based Welfare System, 66 Pitt. L. Rev. 721 (2005).

Charitable Choice and the Accountability Challenge: Reconciling the Need for Regulation with the First Amendment Religion Clauses, 55 Vand. L. Rev. 797 (2002).

Legal Accountability in an Era of Privatized Welfare, 89 Cal. L. Rev. 569 (2001). Extract

Articles on Social Science Research Network